Philadelphia’s beloved contemporary dance troupe Philadanco celebrates famed African-American choreographer Christopher Huggins in its annual winter performance series at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts this weekend, December 6-8.
Launched by National Medal of the Arts-recipient Joan Myers Brown as a dance school in 1970, Philadanco has evolved into internationally acclaimed dance troupe, traveling the world with its signature blend of athleticism, musicality and technique.
Celebrating its 44th season, Philadanco takes the Perelman Theater stage with excerpts from six compilations of Huggins’ dynamic work, including three Philadelphia premieres.
On opening night, Friday, December 6, audiences should linger after the show to take in a post-performance Artist Chat with Joan Myers Brown and choreographer Christopher Huggins.
With the company’s busy touring schedule, Philadelphia is really only presented with a handful of opportunities to catch Philadanco on its home turf.
Tickets are available online, and seating is still available.
Truly, don’t pass up this occasion to see one the great treasures of Philadelphia’s performing arts community perform.
Philadanco presents Christopher Huggins Tribute
When: December 6-8
Where: Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts’ Perelman Theater, Broad and Spruce streets
More info: www.kimmelcenter.org